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  • Monroe Troops Participate in Bingo Bash

    Oct 19, 2009

    A Fort Monroe Soldier teams up with a patient at the VA Hospital in Hampton during a recent Bingo session

  • Fort Monroe renovates former quarters, increases available childcare spaces

    Oct 19, 2009

    In need of additional child care spaces, Fort Monroe converted a set of military quarters into Child Development Homes

  • Natick Soldiers win Leapfest

    Oct 19, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Eric McPherson earned the individual championship and the Natick Soldier Systems Center team of McPherson, Sgt. 1st Class Steve Brittain, CW3 Michael Doe and Sgt. 1st Class Joe Trull earned the team title at 28th Annual Leapfest in Kingston, R.I.

  • USACE awards contract for USAREUR Command and Battle Center in Wiesbaden

    Oct 19, 2009

    The 84-million-euro contract will consolidate U.S. Army Europe Command headquarters at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany.

  • Aviation Program Exec Office Earns Acquisition Award

    Oct 16, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Teams and individuals from the Program Executive Office for Aviation were recognized in three out of 16 categories at the 2009 U.S. Army Acquisition annual awards ceremony Oct. 4 at the Crystal City Gateway Marriot. The ceremony paid tribute to the uniformed and civilian professionals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to provide combatant commanders and their Soldiers the weapons and equipment they need to execute decisive, full-spectrum operations in support of the overseas contingency operations. Some 139 nominations were received from the field. Only 18 were recognized. "Our people - military and civilians are our most important asset," said Dean Popps, acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology. "Tonight, we honor our finest - you." PEO Aviation was recognized in three categories for the Army Acquisition Excellence awards. The AAE recognizes an Army acquisition work force member or team whose performance and contributions set them apart from their peers. The nominees work at all levels of the acquisition community, from senior leadership to newly hired interns. Any Army acquisition work force member, team or joint program, active duty military, including reserve component Soldiers, and civilian employees, are eligible for award nomination. The awards directly reflect the outstanding achievements in support of the Soldiers and the Army's transformation efforts.

  • Annual Family Symposium Seeks Delegates

    Oct 16, 2009

    Nicki Swindle is looking for a few good volunteers. And you can be one of those volunteers if you have an association with the military and Redstone Arsenal; the desire to listen, question and follow through with quality of life issues as they are presented; the ability to work in a team to identify, develop and prioritize issues; and, above all, the commitment to making a difference in the lives of servicemembers, retirees, Army civilians and their family members. Oh, and one last requirement - you have to be able to participate in a two-day Team Redstone Army Family Action Plan conference set for Oct. 27-28 at the Officers and Civilians Club. "We need delegate volunteers," said Swindle, the quality of life program manager for Army Community Service. "We already have our facilitators, recorders, transcribers and issue support volunteers. But we need delegates with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. We need delegates that represent active duty, DA civilians, retirees, and active duty, retiree or DA civilian spouses." Thirty volunteer delegates are required by the conference. They are divided among three issue groups - medical/dental; benefits and entitlements, including traffic, transportation, personnel, finance and housing; and consumer services, including Commissary, PX and Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation activities. "The delegates do not have to be experts in these areas. We have subject matter experts that will provide them with the information they need to make decisions," Swindle said. Delegates work in their groups to review issues and brainstorm new issues, ask questions and conduct research involving subject matter experts, choose the group's top three issues, write issue statements and then present them at the end of the conference. "Everybody has a role in this process," Swindle said. "We want the delegates to feel comfortable enough to share their opinions. There are no uniforms, no ranks, no last names. Everyone is equal in this process. This conference gives people a voice, a way to get involved in change. But this isn't about personal agendas. We need delegates who want to see positive change come out of the process."

  • BALLOON SURVEILLANCE

    Oct 16, 2009

  • Furry Friend Makes Reading Time Fun

    Oct 16, 2009

    At first glance, Taka is a big dog. The German shepherd stands taller than many young children. But, after meeting him, it doesn't take long for Taka's gentle demeanor, high tolerance level and friendly nature to bring his stature down to a child's level, where he is petted, hugged and kissed, and read to. Read to' Taka is a registered therapy dog and a Reading Education Assistance Dog. He spends the first Saturday morning of each month practicing his listening skills with children who read to him at the Redstone Arsenal Library as part of the Tales with Taka program. At his side is his owner and trainer, Jamie Ward, who spends her working days as the acting chief of the acquisition management division, Lower Tier Project Office. "This is all fun for the children. It gets them comfortable around dogs and encourages them with their reading," Ward said. "It's a way for me to support the troops and their families." On a recent Saturday morning, Taka read books with two members of Taka's Pack Readers -- 9-year-old Sofia Rundini and 7-year-old Isabella Fratangelo. Both picked out books that they knew Taka would like.

  • Retirees Welcomed As Part Of The Arsenal Family

    Oct 16, 2009

    Besides information on health, benefits and local volunteer services, attendees of the two-day Military Retiree Appreciation Day at Redstone Arsenal also received an up-close look at the Arsenal and all it has to offer its Soldiers, civilian work force, retirees and their families. And much of that up-close look was provided by Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli during an Oct. 3 presentation in Bob Jones Auditorium. "You are a part of our family," Pastorelli told the retirees. "This is an important event for us. I've been in the Army for 24 years, and as long as I've been in the service, no one does it better than Redstone Arsenal. "We're here to support you and we're going to do our best each and every time. We never forget about you even when you do retire. Our commitment is to provide you with whatever services we are capable of providing." Pastorelli thanked the event's coordinators - the Retiree Council of Redstone Arsenal - and all the organizations, including the Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation, Officers and Civilians Club, and Fox Army Health Center, that made the event possible. "Nothing gets done unless people lean forward, volunteer and make it so," he said. "(Co-chairmen) Henry Oldham and Doug Patrick and all their volunteers do phenomenal work every time." The colonel reviewed with retirees the size and economic impact of Redstone Arsenal - 38,125 acres; 12 million square feet of building space; $2.7 billion annual economic impact from salaries; 33,000-plus employees on Redstone Arsenal; 78,843 military retirees in the immediate area; 118,265 family members; and 55,303 civilian retirees.

  • I'm Not Stopping Serving No Matter What"

    Oct 16, 2009

    This year's Military Retiree Appreciation Day at Redstone Arsenal was all about life changes -- life changes that make a positive impact, that lead to reassessments and new commitments, that make a difference in the lives of others. Health care exhibitors including Fox Army Health Center, Huntsville Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center provided information about managing health issues, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Volunteer agencies like Still Serving Veterans and Army Community Service offered both services and volunteer opportunities. And program speakers urged attendees to make the most of their retirement years. The two-day event gave retirees a glimpse of the life changes they can make in their own lives and in the lives of others. Leading those life changes was one of the Army's most active military retirees - Jack Tilley, who prefers to be introduced as the former - not the retired - 12th sergeant major of the Army. Tilley brought his message of life changes to the second day of the annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day event, held Oct. 2 at the Officers and Civilians Club and Oct. 3 at the Sparkman Center's Bob Jones Auditorium and cafeteria. His message - interspersed with personal antidotes - told of his deep faith in God, his belief that the U.S. still stands for hope, peace and equality throughout the world, and his willingness to continue in his service to the nation despite carrying the label "retired." "My name is Jack Tilley. I'm a retiree. I'm a Soldier. And I will never stop serving," he told retirees in closing his presentation on Oct. 3. But before the closing came so much more.

  • NCO Academy Aces Organizational Day

    Oct 16, 2009

    It all came down to this last test of strength and will. Two Soldiers, a male and female, from Headquarters & Headquarters Company and the NCO Academy squared off to determine who would walk away with the 59th Ordnance Brigade Organizational Day 2009 trophy. When the dust cleared from the rapid succession of pushups, the Academy stood alone. Oct. 2 had provided individual and team heroics as Bravo, Charlie, Headquarters & Alpha, the Marines, HHC 59th and NCO Academy gathered for a fun-filled day of activities to build morale within the companies. HHC 59th and the Academy ended the final event of the day, the tug-o-war, tied for first place and then squared off in the tiebreaking event, the pushup. But the true feat was two companies with the oldest Soldiers in the unit beat out more than 400 privates, with the average age of 20. HHC 59th and the Academy both proved age doesn't matter. "You know, it's kind of hard for the NCOA to compete because we have older Soldiers," 1st Sgt. John Butler, senior leaders course branch chief, said. "Some have injuries, some don't run like they used too. But we came out and competed really well against companies like Bravo and Charlie, who have fresh, young Soldiers. For us to come out on top, this was great. It says a lot for our Soldiers in the NCOA." And this victory for the Academy was indeed important. Though the Academy has dominated when it comes to static display contests, they are not known for their athletic achievements. "This victory is special to us," Butler said. "For the last few years, the NCOA was getting beat pretty bad in these (competitions). It's nice to come out on top."

  • Readiness Group Reaches Out To Team Redstone

    Oct 16, 2009

    Unlike predominately-military installations, Redstone deploys both Soldiers and civilians. It's looking to support them through a non-traditional readiness group. "The concept is new in that our demographic is unique here," said Kathleen Riester, Army Community Service program manager and FRG representative. At other installations, troops deploy as a unit. A traditional family readiness group is in place at their post to meet the needs and answer the questions of their families for the duration of their deployment. At Redstone, however, civilians and Soldiers deploy throughout the year - sometimes individually or in small groups for varying time periods. A traditional readiness group just wouldn't work for them. "That's why our name is the 'Community Family Readiness Group,'" Riester said. "Because we're trying to cover all of our people under this one umbrella. Even if you're an office of only five and you have no one deployed right now, you may have someone deployed in the future. You're welcome to the table." Last year the Community FRG formed to try and meet the needs of Team Redstone, both Soldier and civilian, as they deploy. Along the way, they have identified issues unique to civilian deployments.

  • Milestone Run At Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 16, 2009

    WASHINGTON - After all the congratulations for finishing first for the third straight year, the news got even better for members of Redstone's Army Ten-Miler team. The runners learned they had won two first-place awards for the first time in Redstone Arsenal's history of competing in the 25th annual event. Redstone finished first in the government agency division for the third year in a row at the 10-mile race held Oct. 4 near the Pentagon. Redstone also had an entry in the all-comers division. Preliminary results announced at the awards ceremony had Redstone Two finishing second among the all-comers. However, the official results on the Army Ten-Miler website subsequently had Redstone Two finishing first in that division as well. So, Redstone Arsenal swept both the government agency and all-comers divisions for the first time. The Army Ten-Miler office was notified of its earlier discrepancy and promised to settle the matter by Oct. 15.

  • Therapy dogs offer balance

    Oct 16, 2009

  • Wounded Warriors lead the way

    Oct 16, 2009

    On Oct. 8, more than 70 Soldiers, veterans and other military supporters kicked off the WWP Soldier Ride, Carolinas, which is a five-day event from Oct. 7 to Sunday. Riders began the 20-mile bike journey at Fort Bragg's Wilson Park and will make similar rides in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte.

  • Soldiers entertain Fort Bragg during annual Soldier Show

    Oct 16, 2009

  • Agreement signed at Fort Irwin to create solar power

    Oct 16, 2009

    The Army signed a memorandum of agreement Oct. 15, for an enhanced-use lease to begin development of a 500-megawatt solar power plant at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Fort Bragg's noncommissioned officers teach junior leaders at NCO Academy

    Oct 16, 2009

  • Huachuca Soldiers run Army Ten-miler in D.C.

    Oct 16, 2009

    Back from a trip to Washington, D.C., one local Soldier is settling back into his job here after running in the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 4. Sgt. Rene Gonzalez, unit supply specialist, Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army), was selected to compete on behalf of the installation, along with nine other Soldiers.

  • Air Force C-130 dedicated to Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Oct 16, 2009

    An Air Force C-130H Hercules was dedicated to the Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division stationed in Afghanistan, Oct. 5. The transport was originally dedicated at Pope Air Force Base, Oct. 25, 2008, to Fort Bragg's entire 82nd Abn. Div.

  • Bragg, Pope, Harnett County train for disaster

    Oct 16, 2009

    Steve Giguere, a fireman with the Fort Bragg Fire Department, tends to the simulated injury of a volunteer during a mass casualty exercise at the Linden Oaks housing community Oct. 7.

  • Whole Barracks Renewal project creates new homes for Soldiers

    Oct 16, 2009

    Old barracks on Fort Bragg are being razed to make way for new ones. Don Talbot, an Army retiree, said he lived in Fort Bragg barracks in 1963 and said he is pleased to see the demolition of the old barracks. The condition of the Korean War-era barracks, also known as hammerhead barracks, gained national attention when the father of an 82nd Airborne Division Soldier posted a video on YouTube.

  • Fort Bragg chosen as finalist in Army Community of Excellence competition

    Oct 16, 2009

    Fort Baragg Garrison has been selected for a site visit as a finalist in the ACoE competition. The visit is planned for Nov. 16 to 20, said Carrie Rice, director of Plans, Analysis and Integration Office. Installation directorates will be consulted during the site visit.

  • Smart coatings development earns ARDEC engineers the 2009 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award

    Oct 16, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - A four-member team of Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center engineers here paired up with a team from the New Jersey Institute of Technology to develop a smart coating system capable of operating in conditions that are not ordinarily predetermined, earning themselves a 2009 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award in the process.

  • More than 1,100 students, parents flock to Kaiserslautern for College Night

    Oct 16, 2009

    A one-stop shopping for higher education bonanza, College Night offers all Department of Defense Dependent Schools-Europe high school students and their parents a chance to get first-hand knowledge about colleges and universities, scholarships and financial assistance. More than 1,100 students, parents, guidance counselors and teachers from international and DoDDS schools throughout Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands attended the event.

  • 35th ADA Brigade Soldiers join ROK Army counterparts in CBRN training exercise, sports

    Oct 15, 2009

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade strengthened their alliance with airmen from the Republic of Korea Air Force during a combined training exercise and sports competitions here Oct. 9. The day started with the U.S. and ROK forces working together in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear decontamination, followed by soccer and softball games in the afternoon. The purpose of the training was to allow the two units to compare each other's strategies for CBRN decontamination and to determine who would provide support in the event of a chemical attack.

  • All-Army rugby camp set for Oct. 28

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Thirty-five rugby players from across the Army will come to Fort Benning to compete in the All-Army rugby trial camp Oct. 28. The trial camp runs until Nov. 6.

  • Benning customers turn in most ICE comments

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Out of all DoD installations and forward operating bases, Fort Benning had the most Interactive Customer Evaluation surveys submitted during fiscal 2009.

  • Oktoberfest: 'The most fun event of the year'

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - German food and beer, Bavarian yodelers and a whole batch of children's activities highlight the revelry as Oktoberfest cranks up at 4 p.m. today.

  • Hybrid electric vehicles travel farther for less

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Army is encouraging installations to trade in the keys of gas-guzzling cars for hybrid electric sedans that can net an average of 675 to 775 miles on a tank of gas.

  • Family has unusual experiences living in a haunted house

    Oct 15, 2009

    When the MuAfA+-oz family moved into their new home last February, they knew it was an unusual house.

  • Fort Irwin takes next step in energy security

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Fort Irwin and the National Training Center took a giant step forward in energy security Thursday morning without compromising its primary mission, which is training the force.

  • Combined Arms Center CSM praises NCO training, experience

    Oct 15, 2009

    Combined Arms Center Command Sgt. Major Philip Johndrow spoke to more than 300 Association of the United States Army members during a combined regional breakfast Oct. 7 at the annual AUSA Fall Exposition in Washington, D.C.

  • Soldiers, family, community prevent domestic abuse

    Oct 15, 2009

    October is the month each year that as much information as possible is presented throughout the civilian and military communities to recognize the Domestic Violence Prevention programs.

  • CGSCAca,!E+embraces Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army is taking positive steps to build resilience in our Soldiers, families and Army civilians - all of whom have answered the call to serve and have been affected by the cumulative effects of eight years at war. An initiative known as Comprehensive Soldier Fitness is one approach to create that resiliency across the force.

  • K-State, CGSCAca,!E+team up for scholars

    Oct 15, 2009

    Faculty at the Command and General Staff College and community members participating in adult education programs at Kansas State University read textbooks written by nationally known experts in the field of education. A few times throughout the year, they get the chance to meet those experts in person through the K-State-CGSC Teaching Scholars lecture program.

  • October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Oct 15, 2009

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time to recognize both the contributions made by workers with disabilities and the employment barriers still present. We can help increase awareness by learning about the experiences of these often-overlooked American workers. This year's theme - "Expectation + Opportunity = Full Participation" - captures the vital role that expectations play in our successes as individuals and as a society.

  • Bike MS rides through Fort Sam Houston

    Oct 15, 2009

    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society sponsored the 20th anniversary of the annual bicycle event changing the course from San Antonio to New Braunfels this year. More than 2,200 bicyclists and 1, 800 volunteers participated in the event that began during drenching rain storms on Oct. 3.

  • Kicking off Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 15, 2009

    Col. Deborah B. Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, signs a proclaimation Oct. 14 at Fort McPherson's headquarters, Bldg. 65, for the upcoming National Red Ribbon Week, held Oct. 23 through Oct. 30. Red Ribbon Week marks the start of a drug and violence prevention awareness campaign.

  • Army Community Covenant: Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon honors survivors, brings hope

    Oct 15, 2009

    The 10th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon, Oct. 9 at the San Antonio Country Club, was attended by many breast cancer survivors who advocated early detection.

  • Retired NCO's first novel raises money for scholarships

    Oct 15, 2009

    Ethel Robinson, benefits coordinator, U.S. Army Garrison Survivor Outreach Services, signs a copy of her novel, Aca,!A"Mary SinclaireAca,!a,,cs BlackBerryPie Series: Shadows in the Dark,Aca,!A? for Dennis Crawford (left), casualty affairs training coordinator, Fort McPherson Casualty Office. Robinson, a retired sergeant first class, signed copies of her novel Oct. 9 at the Fort McPherson mini-mall and will sign additional copies at the Fort Gillem main post exchange Oct. 31. Proceeds from the sales will be donated toward scholarship funds for the non-profit, charitable organization EARTHONAUT.

  • Army Community Covenant: bikers rally across two states for wounded warriors

    Oct 15, 2009

    Motorcycles roared through Fort Sam Houston's Binz-Engleman gate when 68 riders representing 18 chapters from New Mexico delivered toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, and clothing items including sweats, tennis shoes, and children's games and puzzles during their fourth annual visit Oct. 8 to the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • 264th Medical Battalion motorcyclists rally 'round safety

    Oct 15, 2009

    The 264th Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, held its quarterly motorcycle safety class Oct. 8 and included a ride to the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas.

  • Army goes airborne at Georgia Air Show

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army took to the skies Oct. 10 and 11 at the Great Georgia Air Show at Falcon Field in Peachtree City to entertain and educate those in attendance.The headlining Army act was a free-fall parachute display by the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, who landed onto the runway bearing the state flag, the city flag and the Army Strong flag.

  • Fort McPherson hosts Youth Fishing Rodeo

    Oct 15, 2009

    Teach a child to fish, and you'll create a life long fisherman. This was the goal of the Fort McPherson Youth Fishing Rodeo Oct. 10.

  • DC Rollergirl gives to sport in new capacity

    Oct 15, 2009

    Diana Dawa has lived something of a double life for several years now. The Army Materiel Command public affairs specialist spent three seasons with the DC DemonCats, one of five roller derby teams that make up the DC Rollergirls league. She describes roller derby as a "second full-time job, and nearly a second life."

  • Command confronts challenges in filling contracting positions

    Oct 15, 2009

    Although the nation is experiencing unemployment levels not seen in decades, Army Contracting Command continues to face a challenge when it comes to recruiting qualified contracting specialists at the mid and senior levels.

  • 3SB brings Hispanic heritage to Stewart's Main Post Chapel

    Oct 15, 2009

    Soldiers across the installation were treated to a history lesson unlike any other during the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration held at the Main Post Chapel, Oct. 8.

  • DISA Web sites touted by national Web marketers

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Defense Information Systems Agency isn't just bringing jobs to Fort Meade when the agency migrates to the post in 2011. DISA's web site is also bringing an armful of awards.

  • Field Artillerymen qualify on new weapon system

    Oct 15, 2009

    The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is once again preparing for deployment, but this time around they're going 'light.' First Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment Soldiers proved they're qualified to meet the brigade's new light-fighting initiative through an exercise known as Table VIII Gunnery held at Fort Stewart, Oct. 5-8.

  • Ironman on post Fort Meade inspector general completes endurance challenge

    Oct 15, 2009

    Lt. Col. Michael Matney, who serves as Fort Meade's inspector general, completed the Ford Ironman Wisconsin in Madison.

  • Questions and Answer with the Top Vertebrae

    Oct 15, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Tony L. Baker - During its inception the new 51Cs were primarily assigned to the Army Sustainment Command. They now belong to the US Army Contracting Command. As the field matures 51Cs will be assigned throughout big Army. The duties of a 51C are to provide operational and contingency contracting support to deployed forces and DoD agencies. My immediate concerns is the attention given to the 51C NCO (a low density-high demand MOS)-everyone wants one. This MOS takes time to grow.

  • Fort Belvoir Elementary School students read for the record

    Oct 15, 2009

    Fort Belvoir Elementary School students helped with an attempt to make history as they joined children across the country and around the globe in reading the same book on the same day.

  • DOIM transitions to new technology command

    Oct 15, 2009

    The DOIM move is part of a DoD push to place greater emphasis on the military being able to defend not only its tactical-information network but the system that garrisons use.

  • AMC Band performs at BWI for Honor Flight veterans

    Oct 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band provided a musical greeting for five arriving chartered flights carrying World War II veterans during Honor Flight Network-sponsored receptions at Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport Sept. 26.

  • Army Family Covenant - Fort Sam Houston Teen Center officially opens

    Oct 15, 2009

    A ribbon cutting ceremony held Oct. 7 officially opened the Child and Youth Services Teen Center at Fort Sam Houston. Designed with input from youth, the center features game systems including the Wii, Play Station 2, Nintendo DS, Dance Revolution and X-box, music, board games, art supplies and plenty of sports including a ping pong table, outdoor pool table, and a rock climbing wall.

  • World War II veterans visit APG

    Oct 15, 2009

  • The backbone

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Security awareness - Understanding foreign disclosure

    Oct 15, 2009

  • PM EW set to meet Army's electronic warfare needs

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army stood up the Project Manager Electronic Warfare office Sept. 1 under Col. Rod Mentzer.

  • Soldiers test Army's newest parachute in preparation for Army-wide fielding

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Army's newest parachute made its Fort Lee, Va., debut as six members of the school, which will be responsible for the training the rest of the Army, logged a successful jump.

  • CASCOM Team Earns TRADOC Award

    Oct 15, 2009

    For one group of Combined Arms Support Command, Sustainment Center of Excellence employees, an additional tasking became an award-winning study that will change how the U.S. Army performs distribution within brigades while saving billions of dollars. Fourteen members of the Force Development Directorate recently won the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Army Capabilities Integration Center's Capability, Combat Developer of the Year Award for their team submission titled Tactical Wheel Vehicle Study.

  • Unit copes with loss of second Soldier

    Oct 15, 2009

    Pfc. Jamal Britt's unit misses him. "The unit, Charlie Company, definitely has felt the impact of the loss. He was well-liked. He was a leader in the unit," said Chaplain (Capt.) Todd Morrison of the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Brigade.

  • Institutional Adaptation: A change agent for Army services and infrastructure

    Oct 15, 2009

    The purpose of Institutional Adaptation is to put the Army back in balance as it aligns functions, processes, and working relationships of the Generating Force and the Operational Force in order to most effectively and efficiently generate trained and ready forces within available resources and preserve the All Volunteer Force. Under Institutional Adaptation, the Services and Infrastructure Core Enterprise (SICE) support training and mobilization of Active Component and Reserve Component Forces, while providing a full range of Installation and Family Support activities before, during and after the Soldiers' absence.

  • Soldiers may not need to repay tuition

    Oct 15, 2009

    A Soldier who needs to withdraw from a college course might not have to repay tuition assistance if the withdrawal was for military-related reasons, thanks to a new system.

  • 3-D model expands training possibilities

    Oct 15, 2009

    A new high-tech solid terrain model to be located in the Emergency Operations Center will help Fort Jackson's leaders make better decisions and plan for emergencies.

  • Fort Jackson team runs the extra mile

    Oct 15, 2009

    Twenty-two Fort Jackson Soldiers headed to Washington recently for the 25th Army Ten-Miler. The Soldiers represented many different units across the installation and were organized into three different teams for the race. The teams were sponsored by Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Operational Control of U.S. Army IMCOM's information management functions expected to be invisi

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Army Corps of Engineer civilians try hand as Soldiers

    Oct 15, 2009

    The story covers the Army Corps of Engineers' leadership program, where civilians with the Corps can experience what it is like to be a Soldier. The program takes candidates and runs them through portions of Army Initial Entry Training, focusing on leadership.

  • Fort Jackson takes 'action' against sexual assault

    Oct 15, 2009

    Some of Fort Jackson's Soldiers got the chance last week to test their acting skills. But their film will be aimed at education, not entertainment.

  • Domestic violence more than physical

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Fort Jackson community will recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a rally at the Solomon Center Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sabrina Madden, lead victim advocate with the Family Advocacy Program, said the rally is meant to educate the community and demonstrate unity in the fight against domestic violence.

  • Brittain: 'Always set goals'

    Oct 15, 2009

    In his nearly 20 years of Army service, 1st Sgt. Rick Brittain has been stationed in Korea; Fort Carson, Colo., Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Drum, N.Y.; and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • 'Natural leader': Unit pays respects to Pfc. Britt

    Oct 15, 2009

    Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Brigade gathered at Fort Jackson's Bayonet Chapel Tuesday afternoon to reflect on a faithful comrade who was an inspiration to many of them.

  • The Volunteers entertain balloon enthusiasts from around the world

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Volunteers performed for roughly 230,000 concert goers at the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, N.M. earlier this month. During their two-day stint at the celebration, they wowed the audience with their mix of rock, country and popular music and were praised for their patriotic service to America.

  • NFPA free online game helps children learn important fire facts

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Lights, camera, action at APG

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Make the right choice! Act to prevent!

    Oct 15, 2009

  • APG hosts first Iron Horse motorcycle ride

    Oct 15, 2009

  • APG acquires fuel efficient hybrid vehicles

    Oct 15, 2009

  • With shift to Signal Command, DOIM becomes 70th APG tenant organization

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Commentary: Ditch that handshake for a smart salute

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Corps of Engineers pays first expanded Homeowners Assistance Program claim

    Oct 14, 2009

    Air Force major receives first check under HAP program enhanced by the Recovery Act ....

  • 6/8 Cav, 76 FA Soldiers hail Father of Cavalry at Pulaski

    Oct 14, 2009

    Fort Stewart based Soldiers with the 6th Squadron, 8th U.S. Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, paid tribute to the 'Father of the American Cavalry' at Fort Pulaski, Oct. 9. In a ceremony known as the Pulaski Jubilee, the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers remembered Brig. Gen. "Count" Kazimierz Pulaski, a Polish-born, American Revolutionary War general of the Continental Army who was mortally wounded during the Siege of Savannah in 1779.

  • Marne Team competes in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 14, 2009

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - On a picture-perfect cloudless morning, with temperatures lingering near the upper 50s, thousands of runners took their mark at the starting line on a road outside of the Pentagon for the 25th Anniversary Army Ten-Miler competition, Oct. 4. Twenty-five years ago, the Army Ten-Miler began with a little more than 1,300 runners, but over the years the event has grown in popularity. Now slated as one of the largest road-races in the world, the Ten-Miler filled 30,000 slots within six days.

  • Brunswick Navy JROTC program visits Stewart

    Oct 14, 2009

    From sending volunteers to local elementary schools to serving lunch at local elderly homes, Fort Stewart strives to support the community that supports it. So when the Brunswick Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Course asked if they could tour the base, the 3rd Sustainment Brigade pulled out all the stops.

  • Living in the New Normal empowers military children

    Oct 14, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. -Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) officials facilitated a breakout session during the 2009 FORSCOM Family Readiness Group Training Symposium today, Oct. 8, about a program designed to help concerned professionals and parents support military children through challenging times. MCEC Executive Director Mary Keller and MCEC member Patricia Shinseki talked about Living in the New Normal (LINN), a system for educating adults how to empower military children to cope with issues of separation, parents with multiple deployments and losing a parent in combat.

  • Chaplain-led program reinforces relationships

    Oct 14, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 8, 2009)-Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Strohm, assigned to the Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains, and Chaplain (Col.) Bradford Fipps, a U.S. Army Forces Command Staff Chaplain, reached out to FORSCOM Family Readiness Group leaders today, offering information for the Strong Bonds curriculum. Strong Bonds is a commander-initiated-but chaplain-led-program designed to help strengthen relationships through skill-training for singles, couples, Families and deployment cycle support. All sub-programs aligned under this curriculum are focused on sustaining life-long relations and building up the future force, according to Strohm.

  • Suicide Gets Army's Attention

    Oct 14, 2009

    The Army is taking suicide among Soldiers as a very serious problems and taking various measures to address it.

  • Defense Acquisition University offers opportunities for APG workforce

    Oct 14, 2009

  • Soldiers, Airmen participate in international shooting competition

    Oct 14, 2009

    Kaiserslautern Soldiers and Ramstein Airmen had mere seconds to make every shot count using unfamiliar weapons Oct. 6 at the international shooting competition at the German Police Academy in Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Germany.

  • Kaiserslautern hosts Fire Prevention Week activities

    Oct 14, 2009

    U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Directorate of Emergency Services held Fire Prevention Week activities Oct. 4-11.

  • Schweinfurt Soldier risks own safety to rescue accident victim

    Oct 14, 2009

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- While driving on a four-lane highway near Conn Barracks Thursday, Oct. 8, a Schweinfurt-based wounded warrior dashed into the road to rescue a woman who was involved in a car accident and had staggered into oncoming traffic before collapsing.

  • NCO Spotlight for October- Sgt. Terence Miller

    Oct 13, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii- Sgt. Terence Miller, Alpha Company, 205th Military Intelligence Battalion. 500th Military Intelligence Brigade is in October's spotlight for the Year of the NCO. An NCO who much more prefers working behind the scenes; he was surprised when he was chosen.

  • TIGR allows Soldiers to "be there" before they arrive

    Oct 13, 2009

    As Warfighters patrol the dangerous streets in theatre or secure enemy safe houses, Tactical Ground Reporting's (TIGR) new "Patrol View" function will soon enhance their visual perspective.

  • Afghanistan IT Infrastructure Expansion Earns Moore Bronze Star

    Oct 13, 2009

    For his efforts in helping the Combined Joint Task Force 101st Airborne Division with its expansion in Afghanistan, Col. David Moore received the Bronze Star from Mr. Dean Popps, Army acquisition executive, acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

  • Picatinny veterans recognized for selfless service

    Oct 13, 2009

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Veterans were recognized for their service during major U.S. military conflicts to include World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm and the two ongoing overseas contingencies during a ceremony at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall in Rockaway, Sept. 22.

  • Preserving History: 11th Airborne vets return to Germany

    Oct 13, 2009

    Former paratroopers, the "Angels" of the 11th Airborne Division stationed around Augsburg 1956-1958, return to Bavaria to be reunited with their duty stations and the German soldiers they trained.

  • Berlin: The phoenix arisen

    Oct 13, 2009

    A Cold Warrior returns to Berlin for the first time in 30 years, finding an exciting, vibrant city sans guns, guards, minefields and KGB tails.

  • Benelux Civilians Support Joint Mission in Vital Roles

    Oct 13, 2009

    Within the USAG Benelux there are many civilians who work tirelessly within both the U.S. and international communities to facilitate training, education and medical care among other things. Due to the close ties between SHAPE and the USAG Benelux, a number of civilians find themselves in a variety of joint roles, forging a link between military members from around the world.

  • Brussels: A Joint, Inter-agency Community

    Oct 13, 2009

    The U.S. Army has had a formal presence in Brussels since August 1967. The predecessor activity of the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels was then called the NATO Support Activity (NSA) and was activated by the Army to carry out its mission of supporting the U.S. representation at the NATO alliance's then-new Brussels headquarters. The NSA was abolished in October 2005, when the existing entity assumed its new designation as the U.S. Army Garrison Brussels, a unit of the Army's Installation Management Command-Europe.

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